15 Delicious Christmas Dinner Sides


If you’re looking for the tastiest Christmas dinner sides, look no further! Forever a Christmas dinner side dish enthusiast, I’m a firm believer that a spread of delicious sides is the most important part of a holiday feast.

Perfect for pairing with ham, prime rib or even crown roast of lamb, these side dishes range from the simple to the decadent. There’s something here for every palate, ideal for coupling with all of your favorite Christmas recipes.

If your family is more of the Christmas brunch sort, be sure not to miss our tips for creating the best Christmas brunch menu!

  1. Cranberry Pecan Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe
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    • Crispy yet tender and loaded with pecans and cranberries, these Brussels sprouts deserve a starring role in your Christmas feast.
  2. Winter Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe
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    • A light and bright salad with a winter citrus vinaigrette is a refreshing addition to any holiday meal.
  3. Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad Recipe
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    • The addition of butternut squash and pomegranate seeds to this quinoa salad is a delicious combination you’ll go to long after the holiday season.
  4. Cauliflower Rice Stuffing Recipe
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    • Packed with veggies and savory flavor, this cauliflower rice stuffing will change your mind about what a stuffing recipe can be.
  5. Caramelized Onion Focaccia Recipe
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    • A classic focaccia studded with caramelized onions is topped with fresh parmesan for a recipe that is sure to become a new favorite.
  6. Streusel Topped Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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    • A flavorful twist on traditional sweet potatoes, this version boasts baked sweet potatoes topped with a sweet streusel.
  7. Gluten Free Garlic Herb Biscuits Recipe
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    • A delicious option for gluten free family or friends, these garlic herb biscuits are a showstopper.
  8. Harvest Acorn Squash Quinoa Salad Recipe
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    • A rich and hearty salad, this combination of acorn squash and quinoa is unexpectedly delicious.
  9. Garlic Cheese Bombs Recipe
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    • A beloved Food Fanatic favorite, these crowd favorite garlic cheese bombs are bursting with rich flavor.
  10. Garlic Butter Baked Mushrooms Recipe
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    • Mushrooms are hearty and earthy and this recipe adds a rich, savory dish to your Christmas dinner menu.
  11. Greek Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans Recipe
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    • Roasted with feta and green beans, these Greek inspired potatoes will make an appearance at every Christmas dinner to come.
  12. Bourbon Ginger Cranberry Sauce Recipe
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    • Everyone’s favorite traditional cranberry sauce gets a fresh take with the addition of bourbon and ginger.
  13. Cranberry Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe
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    • Acorn squash gets a facelift with this recipe featuring cranberries, apples and chopped pecans.
  14. Maple Bourbon Glazed Carrots Recipe
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    • Sweet and sticky roasted carrots are smothered in the most delicious maple bourbon glaze. You’ll love them!
  15. Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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    • Creamy and rich, this mashed potato recipe levels up the standard dish into spectacular.

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